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How 'CRomnibus' Helps Blue Cross and Blue Shield But Not Other Insurers
The Wall Street Journal; subscription may be required Link to more items from this source
Dec. 12, 2014
"Many of the nonprofit 'Blue' health plans receive tax breaks on their expenses and reserves as part of a 1980s arrangement in which they lost their broader tax-exempt status. Under the 2010 health law, Blue plans had to spend at least 85% of their revenue from insurance premiums on medical claims to continue to qualify for the breaks. The provision in the 'cromnibus' bill ... would let the Blue plans count spending on improving health-care quality toward the 85% threshold."

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